AIMS: Suicidal behaviour is a multicausal phenomenon, accordingly its occurence is determined, in a mutually non-exclusive manner, by several medical, sociodemographic, cultural and lifestyle factors. In the current study we investigated the effects of age, gender, marital and educational statuses and region of residence on the risk of completed suicide.
METHOD: Our raw data came from the census in 2011 and from the Demographic Register of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office. Negative binomial regression analyses were used to reveal the effects of our variables on suicide.
RESULTS: We found that the risk of completed suicide varies significantly by gender, age, educational attainment, marital status, and region of residence. Effects of sociodemographic and region of residence variables on suicidal risk were strongly influenced by gender. Suicide risk was elevated for both men and women who are living in the Great Plain and also for women who are living in the region Central Hungary and men who are living in the region Northern Hungary.
CONCLUSIONS: The thorough clarification of sociodemographic determinants of suicide is essential in the identification of endangered groups and it is the prerequisite of successful prevention as well.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Psychiatria Hungarica : A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság tudományos folyóirata|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
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